SettingSyncHost.exe

  • File Path: C:\Windows\system32\SettingSyncHost.exe
  • Description: Host Process for Setting Synchronization

Hashes

Type Hash
MD5 C96E98C7AAF07C09CA5F30D66ABF3EE6
SHA1 35CA7AC6AFBB477B80AD0372B9CF34612D5AF5C3
SHA256 F31163E9FC05D8490733C41D8FBB2B4FB407E1A4CEF0B1E9855E5813B3026F98
SHA384 2A245444BD6398C48A4A3B8CCD3BDEEAE5F80478856E1B6F2D1F2E51DEAC7F5E44620ED967E37F1B85DD42291566168B
SHA512 AAFE8F5FAEF08E6FC91303510327D6316A1D29EDFE00C31A62DDFE4D1FF0A11A8C7EC9856FFFBE8F07F9505ACF90712CC671AE4B7228AB0ABA793AF3B4030235
SSDEEP 24576:U8VMMOqumbzhPHvpgy5Cgr5Z5Vj19sTDPtFL:IWvdpNwgVZ5VjcTztFL
IMP 8049F9993FD0B0E41EDE568A3C5646B8
PESHA1 D6CCB4314E125902BF22EC46AE17BC690D4A0B64
PE256 5BC27781630401B52E51BB4305BA82BE69E4F4F2923D00DCC08FA8500E644FAA

Runtime Data

Loaded Modules:

Path
C:\Windows\System32\combase.dll
C:\Windows\System32\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\Windows\System32\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\Windows\System32\msvcrt.dll
C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\Windows\System32\RPCRT4.dll
C:\Windows\system32\SettingSyncHost.exe
C:\Windows\System32\ucrtbase.dll

Signature

  • Status: Signature verified.
  • Serial: 33000002EC6579AD1E670890130000000002EC
  • Thumbprint: F7C2F2C96A328C13CDA8CDB57B715BDEA2CBD1D9
  • Issuer: CN=Microsoft Windows Production PCA 2011, O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, S=Washington, C=US
  • Subject: CN=Microsoft Windows, O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, S=Washington, C=US

File Metadata

  • Original Filename: SettingSyncHost.exe
  • Product Name: Microsoft Windows Operating System
  • Company Name: Microsoft Corporation
  • File Version: 10.0.19041.1320 (WinBuild.160101.0800)
  • Product Version: 10.0.19041.1320
  • Language: English (United States)
  • Legal Copyright: Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • Machine Type: 64-bit

File Scan

  • VirusTotal Detections: 0/73
  • VirusTotal Link: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/f31163e9fc05d8490733c41d8fbb2b4fb407e1a4cef0b1e9855e5813b3026f98/detection

Possible Misuse

The following table contains possible examples of SettingSyncHost.exe being misused. While SettingSyncHost.exe is not inherently malicious, its legitimate functionality can be abused for malicious purposes.

Source Source File Example License
sigma win_using_settingsynchost_as_lolbin.yml title: Using SettingSyncHost.exe as LOLBin DRL 1.0
sigma win_using_settingsynchost_as_lolbin.yml description: Detects using SettingSyncHost.exe to run hijacked binary DRL 1.0
sigma win_using_settingsynchost_as_lolbin.yml - https://www.hexacorn.com/blog/2020/02/02/settingsynchost-exe-as-a-lolbin DRL 1.0
LOLBAS SettingSyncHost.yml Name: SettingSyncHost.exe  
LOLBAS SettingSyncHost.yml - Command: SettingSyncHost -LoadAndRunDiagScript anything  
LOLBAS SettingSyncHost.yml - Command: SettingSyncHost -LoadAndRunDiagScriptNoCab anything  
LOLBAS SettingSyncHost.yml - Path: C:\Windows\System32\SettingSyncHost.exe  
LOLBAS SettingSyncHost.yml - Path: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\SettingSyncHost.exe  
LOLBAS SettingSyncHost.yml - IOC: SettingSyncHost.exe should not be run on a normal workstation  
LOLBAS SettingSyncHost.yml - Link: https://www.hexacorn.com/blog/2020/02/02/settingsynchost-exe-as-a-lolbin/  

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